Senator Roger Wicker is accusing prominent members of the media, government, and big business of spreading misinformation about the newly-passed voting laws in Georgia. The CFO’s of Coca-Cola and Delta condemned the legislation, and Major League Baseball went so far as to move this year’s All-Star Game out of Atlanta–a decision former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent called a serious mistake.
In his Weekly Report, Wicker said: If these individuals actually took time to read the bill, they would learn that it makes voting easier in Georgia, not harder. The law expands the window for early voting, allows no excuse mail-in voting to continue, adds 100 new ballot drop boxes, and allows voters to get a government-issued ID at no charge. It also makes elections more transparent by prohibiting ballot counters from stopping the count in the middle of the night. The idea that these changes are somehow akin to the oppression of Jim Crow is a complete falsehood designed to inflame divisions in this country. Those who have spread this lie should be ashamed of themselves.
Wicker didn’t shy away from sharing his feelings about corporations taking political stands: Corporations have historically shied away from controversy to avoid alienating their customers, yet today they seem convinced that bowing to far-left intimidation is good for business. Coca-Cola, for example, was initially silent on the Georgia bill until activists staged a “die-in” at their Atlanta headquarters and liberal sportscaster Keith Olbermann began pushing for a boycott of Georgia products. Once Coca-Cola fell in line, leaders from more than 100 other companies joined in a moral posturing stampede by releasing a vaguely concerned statement.
Wicker says corporate hypocrites are making billions in Communist China: It is revealing that the same companies pushing the made-up “voter suppression” narrative are making billions in communist China, a country that is actively committing genocide, persecuting Christians, and does not even pretend to hold elections. Coca-Cola owns nearly half of China’s soft drink market. Delta recently upped its number of flights to China. Disney theme parks have popped up in Shanghai and Hong Kong. And the NBA – which gladly promotes social justice messages on the court – makes sure that owners and players never criticize the communist state, which is a huge source of profit for the NBA. Americans see this hypocrisy for what it is: corporate elites who will do and say anything to help their bottom line, regardless of the truth.